Flouting Lobbying Ban, Ensign Helped Hampton Clients: Revealed in New York Times Investigation

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Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

TPM/Zachary Roth—We knew there was another shoe waiting to drop in the story of Nevada GOP senator John Ensign’s affair with his an aide’s wife.

And now it’s dropped. A lengthy investigation by the New York Times reveals that Ensign was far more involved than previously known in trying to get a job for Doug Hampton — his mistress’s husband — after the affair had been discovered. And that Ensign then used his influence in government to try to do favors for Doug Hampton’s new employers — apparently in violation of lobbying rules.

As Hampton summed up the basic problem to the Times: “The only way the clients could get what John was essentially promising them — which was access — was if I still had a way to work with his office,” Mr. Hampton said. “And John knew that.”

Senator John Ensign is the same hypocrite guy who was lecturing Democrats this week on the public option in health care reform. You really should read the whole thing…read all the revelations @ TPM

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3 responses to “Flouting Lobbying Ban, Ensign Helped Hampton Clients: Revealed in New York Times Investigation

  1. He needs to go bye-bye— no more pandering to the party of NO… drop the hammer.

    • audiegrl

      Your right. I was getting so sick of seeing his smug face on TV talking about health care. The New York Times put his business in the street. 😉

  2. Pingback: Senate Republicans Don’t Defend Ensign: Aides Say Probes Will Decide His Fate « The 44 Diaries

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